Leading a voluntary project in Cambodia this summer is going to be, shall we say, challenging? And before I met the rest of the team I'm taking, I sought some advice on how to get along with them from Jade, my own team leader from last year.
So what was the advice? It comes in a three-point-plan and goes a bit like this:
When you meet them for the first time, go to the right place. (This may have been because Jade went to Southport instead of Stockport the first time we met :D)
Give your team chocolate.
Don't be too nice to them.
I can't say this was exactly what I was hoping for in the advice stakes, but I figured to heck with it all and bough chocolate and double checked my directions. I also asked the team who went to Cambodia last year if they had any good advice. Emphasis on the word good. Their response?
Bring some bolt cutters.
Because they've left us lots of useful resources in Cambodia for us to use this summer (lovely!) but it's all padlocked into a bad and they can't remember the combination.
Yikes. And this, folks, this is all I have to go on. Nightmare. But worth a scrapbook page I thought.
This page was a sort-of-scraplift from a page I made before that I really loved (and still do). It works for a single little picture and lots of journalling. I'd like to make it a few more times actually.
Although now I think about it, I possibly just enjoy mucking about with butterfly/heart confetti. It's too close to call. I made this layout at the Bloggers' Weekend we had which I have yet to write about, but has been covered marvelously elsewhere :D Anyone recognise a heart punch?
P.S. I have been arguing with Flickr lately and therefore not been able to update the blog (sadface) but now that I have emerged the triumphant victor, I can reveal that I did this at the weekend :D
P.P.S. Yes that's a hand-knitted Gryffindor scarf. Smug face. We took the Guides on the Harry Potter Studio Tour!